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Hambantota – Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the fourth one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead and secure the five-match series.
Dinesh Chandimal (43), Kumar Sangakkara (42 not out) and Upul Tharanga (27) were the main scorers as Sri Lanka achieved a rain-revised target of 131 off 32 overs with more than five overs to spare.
The opening match was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain.
Brendon McCullum (30) earlier top-scored for New Zealand, while leg-spinner Jeevan Mendis took three wickets for Sri Lanka.
New Zealand 131-8 in 32 overs; Sri Lanka 131-3 in 26.2 overs – AFP